Foxy (band)

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Foxy is a Latin Dance/disco group formed in 1976 in Miami, Florida.

The group consisted of vocalist-guitarist Ish "Angel" Ledesma (born on October 2, 1952 in Cuba), percussionist Richard "Richie" Puente, keyboardist Charlie Murciano, bass guitarist Arnold Paseiro (born on October 30, 1950) and drummer Joe Galdo. Carl Driggs contributed vocals/percussion and shared songwriting credits on their second album, Get Off.[1] Puente (who died on July 18, 2004 aged 51 of viral encephoplopathy following an assault)[2] was the son of the late, famous bandleader Tito Puente.

Their biggest hit was "Get Off" in 1978 (written by Ledesma and Driggs), which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Soul chart for two weeks. It was their only release from the album Get Off, which was released in 1978.

Their third album Hot Numbers was released the following year. The first single, "Hot Number" peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #4 on the Soul chart in 1979.

Brian Avnet managed Foxy at the peak of their success and now manages the career of Josh Groban.

Ish Ledesma later formed the groups Oxo in 1983 and Company B in 1986, the latter with his wife Lori L., her sister Lezlee Livrano, and Susan Johnson.

Carl (Carlo) Driggs, in addition to his involvement and writing credits with Foxy,[1] was the lead singer of Kracker, a group touted by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who released three albums. Driggs was also the lead singer of Paul Revere and The Raiders for over 20 years.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[3] Record label
US US
R&B
1976 Foxy Dash
1978 Get Off 12 3
1979 Hot Numbers 29 10
1979 Party Boys
1980 Live
"—" denotes the album failed to chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4] Albums
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1976 "Get off Your Aaahh and Dance" 39 2 Foxy
1977 "The Way You Do the Things You Do" 5
1978 "Get Off" 9 1 18 Get Off
1979 "Hot Number" 21 4 26 Hot Numbers
"Rrrrrrock" 66 Party Boys
1980 "Party Boys" 24
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

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